Free Self-Improvement Topics in Chicago

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  • “Hard Conversations for Avoiders”

    Tim Reynolds, Leadership & Life Skills, Clover Lane Partners LLC

    Why do we avoid difficult conversations? What are the costs professionally and personally? How can you overcome this avoidance and have effective hard conversations? This interactive presentation answers all three questions and provides practical skills that you will immediately be able to use and teach.

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  • Med Advantage? Med Supplement? ugh!

    Thomas Perrucci, Medicare Benefits Advisor, Premier Medicare Benefits

    You're on Medicare, you've been told you need more coverage for things Medicare doesn't cover. Should you have a Med Advantage plan, or a Med Supplement plan? What's the difference,? which is better, what are the costs? MORE >

    Tom Perrucci from Premier Medicare Benefits, will help you compare the (2) plans, understand how they work, how they differ and then help you make the best choice for your needs & budget!

    Tom is on Medicare as well, so he brings a unique 'insider' view!

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  • Assuring Your Eternal Destiny is a Good One!

    Ron Jasnowski, Founder, Answers for Eternity

    Learning key Bible verses exceeds our expectations. Most people do not realize our Bibles tell us anyone can be ASSURED of making it into heaven. This exciting non-denominational message reveals key Bible passages so you and your loved ones can become assured of making it into heaven! Ron specializes in helping people understand how simple it is to get right with God and end up in heaven. MORE >

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  • The Great Comeback

    Dionnea Seals, License Professional Counselor, Author, and Speaker, Founder- Encouraging Hearts and Inspiring Minds

    Let’s face it, we all make mistakes and have regrets in life. Whether your mishaps are self-imposed or not, God is not surprised at your current situation. What do you do when your back is up against the wall? The Great news- You may be down, but you’re not out! Learn how God can take the “messy things” and turn it into a great message! MORE >

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  • Life Unscripted

    Dionnea Seals, License Professional Counselor, Author, and Speaker, Founder- Encouraging Hearts and Inspiring Minds

    Everyone has an ideal life. From marriage, children, career, and the list can go on. Our specific plans can be a little…, well, too specific. What do you do when life interrupts your agenda, and how do you make peace with the life you’re currently living? You will learn how to change your perspective and view this journey through eyes of Faith. MORE >

    God’s call often comes in the unexpected. Trusting God releases our Faith, while setting His agenda in motion. In the end, you’ll find the blessings in detours leading you to God’s ultimate Will and plan for your life.
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  • Entertaining with Ease

    Kim Burk, Foodie, Party Planner, Speaker

    I offer a variety of custom presentations on a variety of topics to fit your organization's needs. Possible topics include: Planning a simple dinner party, Holiday entertaining ideas, Summer picnics/parities, The perfect Brunch, Ladies Luncheon Ideas, Appetizers and More.

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  • Party Planning Tips Made Easy – How to Have Fun at Your Own Party!

    Kim Burk, Foodie, Party Planner, Speaker

    When was the last time you had fun planning a party? It doesn't have to be that hard! I will share easy time-saving tips to help you actually enjoy your own party. Whether you are planning a dinner party for 6 or a themed party for 100, my easy tips will take the stress (well most of it) out of your planning. I will even share some of my tried and true recipes. I can customize my presentation too, to meet the needs of your group/organization. MORE >

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  • The Power of Networking

    Bette Lawrence-Water, Founder and Principal Consultant, Spectrum Strategic Solutions

    According to Merriam Webster networking is “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business”. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop. During this lively, and interactive Power of Networking (Outside the organization) discussion, participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of networking skills to get things done. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, participants can improve on almost every aspect of their networking strategy.
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  • Developing A Personal Brand for Career and Life!

    Bette Lawrence-Water, Founder and Principal Consultant, Spectrum Strategic Solutions

    Personal Branding is identifying your assets, characteristics, strengths, and skills as an individual. Understanding Personal Branding will provide advantages in your participant’s personal and professional lives. Branding is a mix of how you present yourself and how others see you. It is important to be aware of how you are viewed. MORE >

    During this lively and enlightening personal branding discussion, participants learn to uncover their vision and passions for career and life. Then, find out how to utilize this knowledge through Social Media to define and influence how others see you. You are your brand so protect it. Live it.

    Discussion Objectives:

    • Define your image.
    • Control your image.
    • Understand how to sharpen your brand.
    • Use social media appropriately.
    • Manage your brand in a crisis.
    • Develop a professional appearance.

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  • Interpersonal Skills

    Bette Lawrence-Water, Founder and Principal Consultant, Spectrum Strategic Solutions

    We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. Participants will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
    The Interpersonal Skills discussion will help participants work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. Bette will help audience to identify skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation. MORE >

    Discussion Objectives:
    • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
    • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power.
    • Understand what is ‘non-verbal communication’ and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships.
    • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation.
    • Identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
    • Understand how seeing the other side can improve skills in influencing other people.
    • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side.
    • Identify ways of sharing one’s opinions constructively.
    • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation.
    • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions.
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